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Saffron Indian Bistro

1143 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070-2417
+1 650-593-4269
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  • Excellent47%
  • Very good42%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“naan” (13 reviews)
“butter chicken” (14 reviews)
“chai” (4 reviews)
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Asian, Pakistani, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1143 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070-2417
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

I visited Saffron Indian Bistro during Sept 2018 for dinner. They serve yummy Indian food. There are limited options in the menu yet sufficient to choose from. I found most of them delightful. Will certainly consider for my upcoming trip to Bay area.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Chetan_V
Reviewed 24 September 2018

This restaurant serves authentic and good Indian food. Priced reasonably, great service and tasty food

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Thomas F
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Here slightly by accident as we were heading to a sports bar next door, now closed down!! So we decided to give it a go, and were very glad we did. Great selection of beer, poppadom to start with, good selection of curry's to choose...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank JHBM
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

We ate dinnee here on a Sunday for Father's Day since my husband loves Indian food. Turnes out they had a buffwt going on.im not a fan of Indian food in general, but between their butter chicken, deep oried vegetable nuggets, salad and desserts in...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank U1874WQdonnas
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Enjoyed a splendid dinner on our second visit in six months to this very special San Carlos Indian top class restaurant with its attentive and professional wait staff and spotless interior. We enjoyed minty lemonades and ordered onion bhaji and paani poor semolina puffs. For...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank northernneckinn
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I've been here a few times and enjoy the food and large portions. I never leave hungry. It's a convenient location right by the train station.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank dannyboytravels
Reviewed 18 October 2017

Wonderful buffet available for lunch and dinner. It's great to have this at dinner time, especially for kids and picky eaters! Good Indian food, with pleasant service and nice people.

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Laura W
Reviewed 19 September 2017

All ages from 9- 55 enjoyed each dish we ordered and shared. We had lamb, vegetarian and chicken. All in succulent sauces. The nan complemented the food without taking front stage, The raita smooth the food in the end. Oh yes, the mango lassi was...More

Date of visit: September 2017
Reviewed 7 September 2017

A group of eight of us went to lunch recently on a Saturday. The buffet was not only really attractive but the selection of dishes was plentiful, appeared and tasted freshly cooked. Selection of vegetarian and meat dishes, salad, dessert and chai included in the...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Jennie B
Reviewed 30 August 2017

Had a mid-evening business social dinner with clients who are themselves experts in Indian cuisine. Two of us are vegetarian and we had terrific selections. One had a chicken biryani and was pleased with it. We had chutneys, bread, and wine. All very good. We...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Jennifer Gale J
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1143 San Carlos Ave, San Carlos, CA 94070-2417
    (Between W. El Camino Real and Laurel)
  • Public Transportation: Taking SamTrans on El Camino get down on San Carlos Ave/ Holly Street Bus Stop. If taking Cal Train, get down at Holly Street Station (San Carlos) and Walk west on San Carlos Ave to the restaurant on the left, 5 doors from el camino real.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Carlos
  • Phone Number: +1 650-593-4269
Saffron is a local neighborhood family restaurant located in the heart of downtown San Carlos , serving Northern Indian Cuisine with a commitment to using local and sustainable foods. We feature an ever-changing menu that is sure to please the Meat eaters, Vegetarians and Vegans alike, including items that are Gluten Free.
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